To work with public agencies,
private landowners, non-profit organizations, and community groups on riparian
restoration. Projects would involve developing and implementing plans to
manage land and resources in ways that maintain or improve habitat quality,
while meeting the economic objectives of individuals, organizations, and
Riparian habitat restoration
for maintenance of fish stocks, water quality, soil conservation, recreational
opportunities, amenity, or whatever else may motivate interested parties.
Of particular interest are agroforestry, soil bioengineering, and biotechnical
slope stabilization as means of achieving these goals.
can yield both economic and non-monetary returns while reducing negative
impacts on sites that they are used. Direct seeding, or planting nursery
stock may be an appropriate way of meeting one's objectives in many cases,
however often they are not. Soil Bioengineering techniques that incorporate
large live woody cuttings can provide numerous alternatives for establishing
vegetation on sites where projects might not otherwise be practical.